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. budget negotiators are working through the weekend in the hopes of getting a deal. president obama reflects on nelson mandela. julianna goldman and heidi przybla join us. will they get a budget deal by the end of next week? >> both sides are optimistic. you have to look at where they started out. they started out with a very narrow amount of options. what we are talking about is that that list has narrowed more. it is not necessarily getting easier with those smaller items. specifically the democrats are , raising concerns about what will happen to federal employees. >> if they do get a deal, it would be a pretty small deal. the politics are important as opposed to the fiscal or economic impact. >> it will be a very small deal. >> the range we were told they started out with was $50 billion-$100 billion. we are being told that that might be whittled down so much that they might not get anything more than a patch deal for about one year. that is very small. that leaves a lot to be dealt with. >> what is the white house doing? why does the white house care? >> it avoids another shutd
is what is damaging the economy right now. >> as they take budget off the table temporarily, what is obama doing as his domestic priorities? >> he has to devote all of his attention into righting the healthcare ship. this is his legacy-defining item. the enrollment numbers are looking pretty good but that is in the front end. enrollment is a lot different than actually getting the 7 million people that they need signed up and having purchased health care. they are focusing big on colleges, on getting the word out to be able to get the young uninsured signed up to balance out that risk pool. >> i am not in that risk pool. if they are going punt on entitlements and taxes, which they're going to do, they will not do it next year either, are they? >> i am starting to believe that none of that can happen meaning structural changes to entitlements until we have another big election or some kind of big economic shock that forces these lawmakers to come together. the house is a big part of the problem but the senate is becoming a big part of the problem as well. this goes back to politics and the
, nelson mandela. he meant a lot to barack obama, didn't he? had met just once and limited communication. both of them are so tied and bound by history. both of them wrote the race barrier. they are both nobel laureates. obama's political activism, his reallyf service, it was born from mandela. he got his start working in the anti-apartheid divestiture campaign when he was at occidental and was the first big speech he gave. president barack obama is directly tied to president nelson mandela. >> you said they only met once, when? >> it was in 2005. rock obama was a freshman senator. he was driving -- was a freshman senator. he was driving and he got a call that said, nelson mandela is that the hotel. do you want to meet him? they got to the four seasons and the guy thought, maybe i should grab the camera. they are going up the elevator to the sweet and he notices that the battery light is blinking. so, they walk in and mandela is reclining underneath the window with his legs propped up and obama went up to shake his hand and david got a couple of pictures and then the camera died. up inic
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